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by Hal
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash in an inverted bond market
Replies: 7
Views: 6603

Re: Cash in an inverted bond market

From Benjamin Graham in "The Intelligent Investor" <snip> Savings Deposits in Lieu of Bonds An investor may now obtain as high an interest rate from a savings deposit in a commercial or savings bank (or from a bank certificate of deposit) as he can from a first-grade bond of short maturity. The inte...
by Hal
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The more I study, the happier I am with the PP
Replies: 0
Views: 7240

The more I study, the happier I am with the PP

Interesting Economics talk. Note how a slightly wrong assumption destroys the model. The PP, relying on fundamentals, looks even better now compared to more complex asset allocation models. Also note the reference to Contrarian Investing near the end of the presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Hal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4349
Views: 480234

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Well, I am by no means a bible scholar, however I thought that when someone died it was no different to an animal dying. It was only if God was happy with your life, that a "reward?" was granted. https://biblehub.com/ecclesiastes/3-19.htm I could never reconcile some telling me "God is love" while o...
by Hal
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: FDIC risk
Replies: 11
Views: 6988

Re: FDIC risk

They have a similar thing to the FDIC in Australia, but there's a catch. The Deposit Guarantee is activated when a bank fails "but" if the newly legislated "bail in" is activated and the bank is saved, then since the bank has not failed, the deposit guarantee is not activated. Neat trick :o Do you h...
by Hal
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Looks like HB was correct about offshore assets
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Looks like HB was correct about offshore assets

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/arms ... er-system/

Anything like this happening elsewhere to track your assets ?

Can see people will start microwaving their money ;D
by Hal
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP Europe (Germany)
Replies: 15
Views: 4716

Re: PP Europe (Germany)

You may find these papers on currency hedging useful if purchasing foreign shares/bonds

https://personal.vanguard.com/pdf/ISGCMC.pdf

https://institutional.vanguard.com/iam/ ... omain=true

Regards,
Hal
by Hal
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Funny car advertisement
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Funny car advertisement

Stumbled upon this old ad from 20 years ago.
Actually had one of these - lasted about 750,000 Kms before someone ran a stop sign and wrecked it :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbBx4Ql6Umo
by Hal
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How does the PP respond to a devaluing currency
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

How does the PP respond to a devaluing currency

First off, thanks to LazyInvestor for his earlier posts on Non-US PP's. I had to re-evaluate some preconceptions! Now after listening to all of HB's radio shows I understand that: 1, In severe, say > 5 to 10% inflation, in a US PP, funds flow from the USD into the next most popular form of money whi...
by Hal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Old HB radio show about Gold
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Re: Old HB radio show about Gold

This is a critical point. That's why in a number of my previous posts I encouraged non-US investors to stick with a Bogleheads portfolio if they are not willing to run US PP. In recent times, USD was strengthening and gold was not of much help for anyone from Venezuela to Canada. Most of non-US inv...
by Hal
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 118
Views: 16063

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

Hi Pointedstick, Good to hear you got your perspective sorted out. You may like to read the Marcus Aurelius's book "Meditations". https://medium.com/personal-growth/marcus-aurelius-how-to-live-without-fear-40f7a16b6515 http://files.libertyfund.org/files/2133/Aurelius_1464_LFeBk.pdf But on the invest...
by Hal
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2630
Views: 531947

Re: The GOLD scream room

Budd,

Before you stress out too much on Gold, have a listen to Harry.

http://web.archive.org/web/201604021622 ... wne/radio/

Gold talk is dated Sept 19, 2004

Hope you can have a good nights sleep afterwards,
Hal